Now Bukit Jambul hit by hill-clearing more than 250 feet above sea level

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Southern Bukit Jambul

This is apparently for a condo and semi-detached housing project by a major property developer. The site lies along Lebuh Bukit Jambul, on the hill-slopes just north of Inti College and near Equatorial Hotel in Bukit Jambul.

The irony is that such ‘back to Nature’ projects are being advertised as ‘green development’ that blends with Nature when there is nothing green about clearing hill-slopes above the 250-feet threshold (the thin white line, above which the Penang Structure Plan prohibits property development).

Check out more terrible photos here of the devastation of our precious green hill-slopes in the Bukit Jambul and Paya Terubong area.

The new housing at Lebuh Bukit Jambul is apparently going from RM1.4m each. Fat profits for the developer while Nature is being destroyed.

How these things get approved, I don’t know. Perhaps the city council and the state government would care to explain.

hill clearing Bukit Jambul 2013 and 2016

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David Loman
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gk ong
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gk ong

Today on page 7 of The Sun “Penang Condo King” Dato’ Alex Ooi and his Queens Waterfront at Bayan Baru. He said there are plentiful “fruit to be plucked” in Penang.

Feeling excited or frustrated by such statement?

Damien
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Damien

Alex Ooi knows well because of bin chooi factor among the islanders, he can exploit to the maximum of profits as NGOs are mosquito noises very easy to ignore unlike Zika viruses.

tunglang
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tunglang

Exploit is AOK?
Karma is watching you & the like-minded!

tunglang
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tunglang

Bo Lui, Tua Khang is Good, just like Greed is Good?
Irresponsible for learning the ropes & spinning from Venerable Deity at the expense of Penangites!
Karma is watching.

Siang Yee
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Siang Yee

Low Eng Hock of Ivory is Condominium Prince in Penang?…

glissantia
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glissantia

Real estate speculation, manipulation and collusion is a major factor impoverishing the common people. It includes false promises of low-cost housing, gentrification (irrelevant construction), cheating, land grabs for cronies and destruction (through landscaping, logging, mining etc.). It is a major component of the scourge of FIRE (finance, insurace and real estate). Other financial threats such as transport (undermining public transport to make you buy cars) are far behind. Because Bolehland has almost no natural disasters, it manufactures them to boost profit and GDP. This includes floods, mud flows (some families just affected in Penang), collapsing buildings and highways, haze (local),… Read more »

zoro
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zoro

you want mankind to go back to caves, tents and tree tops? also to hunt when hungry?

Mannan Thalapathi
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Mannan Thalapathi

Nature lovers would love the African lifestyle as depicted in this movie where there is no protest of overcrowding physical development :

May be Penang Forum can screen this movie before their forum talk to pull in more audience ?

tunglang
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tunglang

Comment deleted.

gk ong
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gk ong

Sad to see such racial stereotyping on Hari Kebangsaan. Why must you associate Manan with kaki botol and toddy? The likes of Anil, Sankaran, Anamalai will not find it amusing.

Damien
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Damien

Arrogance of some Penang-lang ought to look into mirror ?

tunglang
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tunglang

Who is the Arrogant at Komtar, no need to see the mirror.
Latest arrogance, no investigation for alleged house application scam!
Never mind that tis the AOK from some minions & Knee-Jerk Jerks!

XiaoBee
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XiaoBee

I agree with Ong. Never make accusation without any basis.
I would be offended if I am Mannan.

Siang Yee
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Siang Yee

racist comment by tunglang is allowed here?
what a shame!

tunglang
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tunglang

Wow! Did I disturb a hornets’ nest? More like a cats’ sea tunnel!
Was it any racist?

zoro
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zoro

All are blind. In 20130 lower level are not developed. Now 2016, lower lever are pushing ad forcing those at 250 ft to compete in Olympic game, Lower lever is FASTER, 250ft is HIGHER because of STRONGER demand.
If pg forum can produce a BCF plan, why not a plan to go build castles in the air,houses on tree tops or city on belongs. Ask Dr Lim and pg forum to write to Putrajaya.
Simple, if all have complains, what us your solution. If necessary organise a speech at speaker corner….

Calvin Sankaran
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Calvin Sankaran

I remember Tokong going live on BFM radio and proudly declaring that the current regime did not approve a single project on the hill slope. That was because they were caught red-handed and documentary proofs were published by resident groups. … Projects after projects being approved on sensitive hill slopes and the rampant over development goes on full-speed.

zoro
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zoro

we also remember bn through pm will implement tram in penang. the development of tram in truly dead in its track and being believer is false to its creator

Ken
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Ken

Dear all,
Headline in Penang Kwongwah press!
Penang low cost housing scheme scandal: Sg Pinang DAP assembly woman’s father caught red handed !
http://www.kwongwah.com.my/?p=190100
http://www.kwongwah.com.my/?p=190100

David Loman
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David Loman

Jagdeep: Selection of public housing very thorough and stringent

tunglang
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tunglang

Are you sure?
Then Penang must be perfect heaven on earth!
Not all can have a home in heaven as selection is very thorough & stringent!

zor
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zor

Understandable too much toddy. That is why anil suggest tram to keep to the subject and not get side tracked. More green = more toddy +

Damien
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Damien

To much kopi may mistaken the teddy now at Esplanade being giddy bear?

Btw, Siaboey neighborhood The Top at Komtar truly impressive with LED ceilings. Tunglang can take a ride on dinosaur there only RM3 per ride to visualise prehistoric siaboey era tomorrow while getting to meet Ro$id’s Godson with silver bling bling medal there.

Sehati Sejiwa
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Sehati Sejiwa

Wanita Umno chief Shahrizat Abdul Jalil has urged Penang bumiputras to remain in urban areas and not be scared of the Opposition’s agenda. “The Opposition brings in outsiders to buy houses here as a strategic plan. Bumiputras must not leave Tanjung (George Town),” she told reporters after opening the Wanita, Youth and Puteri delegates meeting of Tanjung Umno division. Shahrizat was confident that Barisan Nasional (BN) has a chance of winning control of the state in the coming general election. But she failed to realise that (some) malays prefer to sell off their land to be cepat kaya, then move… Read more »

David Loman
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David Loman

Cannot rear Lembu in Penang condominium-Lah!

Damien
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Damien
Ken
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Ken

Is it that bad? All I know is Iskandar getting into a deep doldrums and it can even be a prolong one.
Penang, especially the island should not look so bad comparatively.

XiaoBee
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XiaoBee

If the economy in Singapore gets worse, then many Msians working there may lose their jobs.
I know many Msians earning SingDollar are investing on properties in Iskandar Johor.
If they lose their Spore job and cannot service the bank loan, then they have to sell the properties cheaply.
I believe such scenario will take place within the next 2 years.
Do not forget there are plenty of built homes in Iskandar Johor that are vacant because cannot get rental or buyer.

David Loman
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David Loman

Prices of affordable serviced apartments, soho (small office, home office) and sovo (small office, versatile office) units in Selangor will now be lower for everyone following new guidelines on state property development.
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/08/29/teng-selangor-property-discount-applies-to-all/

tunglang
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tunglang

Prices of affordable homes to come down in Selangor?
Developers in other states to follow suit?
Not until all 10 fingers are burnt!

gk ong
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gk ong

Johor Sultan is urging developers to build 3-bedroom homes each costing not more than RM100K for Bangsa Johor. You may consider heading south.

tunglang
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tunglang

Do you read well? What is Bangsa Johor. Opportunist comment doesn’t go far enough!

tunglang
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tunglang

Now that Penang State Government ‘enjoys’ an annual surplus budget which now stands at RM503 million, how about giving back to Penangites for the support comes GE & bail out financing???
Ask Venerable Niao Kong to up the game by building RM88,888 homes solely for Bangsa Pulau Pinang.
Can or Not?

Vivica 118
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Vivica 118

RM88,888 home possible but just cemented structure no add on features? Condo king of ideal properties if you read this do believe in karma and start charity work now!

tunglang
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tunglang

Don’t pretend to comment to shiok others.
Pls cry out loud for your fancied greedy developers.
If don’t know how, ask Venerable Arrogant @ Komtar.

tunglang
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tunglang

6 quarry workers escape drowning off Penang, one missing
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2016/08/26/6-quarry-workers-escape-drowning-off-penang-one-missing/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+FreeMalaysiaToday+%28FMT+News%29

In the 6pm incident, the seven men were on their way from Jerejak Island to North Beach, transporting rocks to be used as wave barriers.
“The seven men had gone to Jerejak Island to survey for stones. They told us they were on their way back to Gurney Drive when their boat flipped some 500m from North Beach.

Q: How come the Gurney Drive Project requiring rocks & earth materials for reclamation purpose can be sourced from Pulau Jerejak?
Sooner, our Penang beaches will be “botak-ed” of rocks & sands. Niao Kong, pls answer.

tunglang
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tunglang

Unsold units continue to dampen property market in Malaysia https://sg.news.yahoo.com/unsold-units-continue-dampen-property-market-malaysia-225100533.html KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 — The slowdown in the property market is getting more apparent as we see the number of unsold units in both residential and commercial properties climb by 16 per cent in the first quarter of this year. According to the National Property Information Centre (Napic), 18,908 of the 81,894 units of residential and commercial properties launched in the first quarter of 2016 have yet to be sold. These unsold properties amount to RM9.4 billion and it is an increase of 15.9 per cent from the value… Read more »

tunglang
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tunglang

Penang developers turn to special schemes and foreign investors as domestic sales plummet https://sg.news.yahoo.com/penang-developers-turn-special-schemes-foreign-investors-domestic-224400931.html Desperate measures in desperate times by ‘kan-cheong’ developers: 1) Income protection plan where house buyers will be covered by insurance against loss of income. Q: Who pays for the extra costs of insurance premiums which add to the total costs of monthly payments (for home loans + ins)? Analysis: Another business spin-off at the expense of consumers? Why not give free as a consumer protection & purchase assurance (customer benefits)? 2) Bank Negara to relax its lending rules, especially for first-time home buyers in the middle-to… Read more »

tunglang
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tunglang

Like any open market in the doldrums, developers can surely think out of the Greedy Box to sell off the unsold units by way of supermarket monthly sales like EconSave or Tesco. They are supposed to be the most ‘innovative’ of all industry players to come out with something to super-profit. Why not super-save their own skins instead of playing the Blame Game on BNM, which btw is playing a meaningful role of consumer financial protection & sensible financial management. Or Blame the unusual delay of the advertising permit and developers license (APDL) approvals for Penang projects by the Urban… Read more »

tunglang
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tunglang
Sehati Sejiwa
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Sehati Sejiwa

CAUSES OF SURGE IN PROPERTY PRICE Demand As earlier stated, in an open market demand for properties will determine the increase of the price of properties. Apart from the demand factor as the base factor that causes a natural increase of property prices, there are other causes that may cause unnatural property price increase. Speculative activities. Other activities also cause property prices to surge unnaturally, in particular speculative actions by purchasers who buy properties so as to ‘flip’ them in the short run in a very hot property market. This is something not peculiar to Penang but other jurisdictions within… Read more »

tunglang
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tunglang

Compliance costs. How much of these costs constitute the overall price of a property?
Can anyone from Komtar enlighten us? Before we are misled again by developers.
Just like the hike in PBA water rates (a couple of yrs ago?), the ‘chief’ of developers announced a potential hike in home prices!
Think: How much of clean tap water is required in the construction of a building?

tunglang
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tunglang

Surreal Pricing leads to Realistic Demand.
But who cares until the 10 fingers are burnt. No pity.

zoro
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zoro

oylumpic games slogan HIGHER faster and stronger. now hikers can climb higher go faster to show one is stronger.

Stanley Ting
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Beautiful hill with green and lush natural base.

Will Barclay
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So all the talk was just hot air… Of course!

tunglang
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tunglang

If down the slippery Cosmopolitan road in 10 yrs time & suppose Gelakan is extinct (sorry for the supposition) & CAT still lords over the island,
any found-out above 250ftsecret hill clearing to be blamed on Gelakan?
Or the smart Komtar lawyers & CAT advisers may turn to Cap Orang Minyak as a convenient local conjuring of blame-game emo?
Greener & Cleaner Penang? My Foot!

Damien
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Damien

Gelakan offered dedak in the form of biscuits to Bayan Baru market and food centre folks on Sunday morning.

We prefer to see them solving parking woes e.g. why MPPP charges parking as early as 7am till 9pm DAILY, and Gelakan never learn from last failures not to solve issues but continue to give out dedak !

zoro
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zoro

Damien, good stormbraining to solve problems or more trolls from your mate? Does one say is a rape? Indo must be also raping the secondary jungles or are they slashing and burning which they practise over centuries. …

tunglang
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tunglang

MBPP (not MPPP) office so near to Komtar 28th Floor.
The one who control (almost) everything should have a good & conscience look into this parking matter.
No need to shoot “dedak” in a Blame Game Spinning. Get Real!

tunglang
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tunglang

Thanks [email protected], just “telling” pictures (alone) will arouse our conscience & contempt for these kind rapes of Nature. Something is fishy that at above 250ft, hill clearings for constructions are approved (quietly). Hello, MACC. Pls do an investigation. S.O.P. doesn’t always requires a polis report. If someone is raped, does the polis need a polis report before taking action??? Of course there will be wakakakakakaka to deflect this contentious article & to play the Blame Game of “You’re either with us, or against us” If Anil has done another article praising hill raping, I can imagine Sg Pinang Black Tea… Read more »